Mendes, the Greek name of the Ancient Egyptian city of Djedet known in Ancient Egypt as Per-Banebdjedet and Anpet, is known today as Tell El-Ruba. The city is located in the eastern Nile delta and was the capital of the 16th Lower Egyptian nome of Kha, until it was replaced by Thmuis in Greco-Roman Egypt; the two cities are only several hundred meters apart. During the 29th dynasty, Mendes was the capital of Ancient Egypt, lying on the Mendesian branch of the Nile, about 35 km east of al-Mansurah. In ancient times, Mendes was a famous city that attracted the notice of most ancient geographers and historians, including Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder and Stephanus of Byzantium; the city was the capital of the Mendesian nome, situated at the point where the Mendesian arm of the Nile flows into the lake of Tanis. Archaeological evidence attests to the existence of the town at least as far back as the Naqada II period. Under the first Pharaohs, Mendes became a strong seat of provincial government and remained so throughout the Ancient Egyptian period.
In Classical times, the nome it governed was one of the nomes assigned to that division of the native army, called the Calasires, the city was celebrated for the manufacture of a perfume designated as the Mendesium unguentum. Mendes, declined early, disappears in the first century AD. From its position at the junction of the river and the lake, it was encroached upon by their waters, after the canals fell into neglect under the Macedonian kings, when they were repaired by Augustus Thmuis had attracted its trade and population; the chief deities of Mendes were the ram deity Banebdjedet, the Ba of Osiris, his consort, the fish goddess Hatmehit. With their child Har-pa-khered, they formed the triad of Mendes; the ram deity of Mendes was described by Herodotus in his History as being represented with the head and fleece of a goat: "...whereas anyone with a sanctuary of Mendes or who comes from the province of Mendes, will have nothing to do with goats, but uses sheep as his sacrificial animals...
They say that Heracles' overriding desire was to see Zeus. As a result of Heracles' pleading, Zeus came up with a plan, he skinned a ram and cut off his head he held the head in front of himself, wore the fleece, showed himself to Heracles like that. That is why the Egyptian statues of Zeus have a ram's head, is why rams are sacred to the Thebans, they do not use them as sacrificial animals; however there is just one day of the year—the day of the festival of Zeus—when they chop up a single ram, skin it, dress the statue of Zeus in the way mentioned, bring the statue of Heracles up close to the statue of Zeus. Everyone around the sanctuary mourns the death of the ram and they bury it in a sacred tomb." Demonologists in early modern times imagined Satan as manifesting himself as a goat or satyr, because goats had a reputation for lustful behavior and were used in the iconography of pre-Christian gods like Pan and the goat of Mendes. The occultist Eliphas Levi in his Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie drew an image of the fictitious medieval idol Baphomet that conflated it with the goat of Mendes and the imagery of the Satanic satyr.
The image of the satyr-like Baphomet and its supposed connection with Mendes has since been repeated by various occultists, conspiracy theorists, neopagans. The site is today the largest surviving tell in the Nile delta, consists of both Tell El-Ruba and Tell El-Timai. Overall, Mendes is about 3 km long from north to south and averages about 900m east-to-west. An Old Kingdom necropolis is estimated to contain over 9,000 interments. Several campaigns of 20th-century excavations have been led by North American institutions, including New York University and the University of Toronto, as well as a Pennsylvania State University team led by Donald Redford. Under the direction of Prof. Redford, the current excavations are concentrating on a number of areas in and around the main temple. Work on the New Kingdom processional-style temple has uncovered foundation deposits of Merenptah below the second pylon, it is thought that four separate pylons or gates existed for each of the Avatars of the main deity worshiped here.
Evidence has suggested that their construction dates from at least the Middle Kingdom, as foundation deposits were uncovered. The original structures were buried, added to, or incorporated into ones over time by rulers. Billy Morin at University of Cambridge in England and now at Leiden University in the Netherlands led a team that investigated these further and uncovered several mud-brick walls acting as pylons and their foundations. Over thirty of the bricks were stamped with the cartouche of Menkheperre, the pre-nomen of Thutmose III. A cemetery of sacred rams was discovered in the northwest corner of Tell El-Ruba. Monuments bearing the names of Ramesses II, Ramesses III were found. A temple attested by its foundation deposits was built by Amasis II; the tomb of Nepherites I, which Donald Redford concluded was destro
Melek Bilge is a Turkish professional female basketball player. Melek's parents are from Serbia, she has both Turkish and Serbian citizenship. She plays for Bodrum Belediyesi in Second League of Turkey at position center. On 21 July 2010, Galatasaray Medical Park announced that Melek had joined the team on a five-year contract. Turkish Cup Finalist -2006 Turkish U18 National Team -2006-2007 Turkish National Team -2008 Turkish U20 National Team -2008 European Championships U20 in Chieti -2008 Qualifications to European Championships 2009: 5 games: 2.4ppg, 1.4rpg European Championships in Latvia -2009: 3 games: 0.7ppg Profile at eurobasket.com Statistics at Turkish Basketball Federation
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